Planet Bowl chosen as Pan Am Games’ bowling venue

Community Dec 04, 2013 Etobicoke Guardian

An Etobicoke bowling alley will be the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games’ bowling venue.

Planet Bowl hosts 48 top women’s and men’s bowlers from 20 countries in the Americas and Caribbean going for gold in singles and doubles competition.

Known as the Pan Am Bowling Centre during the Games, the 5555 Eglinton Ave. W. alley is part of the Etobicoke cluster for the Games with aquatics training and BMX competitions nearby.

“Elite bowling is an amazing sport to watch,” Ian Troop, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015), said in a statement.

“Almost everyone has tried bowling and knows how hard it is to get that elusive strike. These athletes make it look easy. It will be a great community atmosphere as we cheer them on to victory in 2015.”

John Chapman, manager of Planet Bowl and a senior member of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), added: “We’re incredibly excited to host the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am bowling tournament. This is a wonderful opportunity for our facility to host an international competition and to join together in the community celebration when the Games come to Toronto and Canada in the summer of 2015.”

Tenpin bowling was introduced as a demonstration sport at the 1983 Pan Am Games. It was first contested as part of the official sport program in 1991. It is one of eight non-Olympic sports contested at the Games, TO2015 reported.

Canadian bowlers who have struck Pan Am gold include: Bill Rowe (men’s singles) 1995; Catharine Willis (women’s singles) 1995; and Sandy Lowe, Anne Saasto, Debbie Ship and Catharine Willis (women’s team) 1995.

Planet Bowl’s 48 lanes meet the standards set by the International Federation of Bowlers (FIQ) and the Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON), which oversees national federations in the region.

Previously, the alley hosted the Ontario final World Cup trials, 2007 Canadian national finals of the Bowling World Cup and 2006 Canadian team trials. In May 2014, it will be hosting the 2014 Canadian team trials, which determine the Canadian bowlers for the 2015 Pan Am Games.

Planet Bowl chosen as Pan Am Games’ bowling venue

Community Dec 04, 2013 Etobicoke Guardian

An Etobicoke bowling alley will be the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games’ bowling venue.

Planet Bowl hosts 48 top women’s and men’s bowlers from 20 countries in the Americas and Caribbean going for gold in singles and doubles competition.

Known as the Pan Am Bowling Centre during the Games, the 5555 Eglinton Ave. W. alley is part of the Etobicoke cluster for the Games with aquatics training and BMX competitions nearby.

“Elite bowling is an amazing sport to watch,” Ian Troop, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015), said in a statement.

“Almost everyone has tried bowling and knows how hard it is to get that elusive strike. These athletes make it look easy. It will be a great community atmosphere as we cheer them on to victory in 2015.”

John Chapman, manager of Planet Bowl and a senior member of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), added: “We’re incredibly excited to host the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am bowling tournament. This is a wonderful opportunity for our facility to host an international competition and to join together in the community celebration when the Games come to Toronto and Canada in the summer of 2015.”

Tenpin bowling was introduced as a demonstration sport at the 1983 Pan Am Games. It was first contested as part of the official sport program in 1991. It is one of eight non-Olympic sports contested at the Games, TO2015 reported.

Canadian bowlers who have struck Pan Am gold include: Bill Rowe (men’s singles) 1995; Catharine Willis (women’s singles) 1995; and Sandy Lowe, Anne Saasto, Debbie Ship and Catharine Willis (women’s team) 1995.

Planet Bowl’s 48 lanes meet the standards set by the International Federation of Bowlers (FIQ) and the Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON), which oversees national federations in the region.

Previously, the alley hosted the Ontario final World Cup trials, 2007 Canadian national finals of the Bowling World Cup and 2006 Canadian team trials. In May 2014, it will be hosting the 2014 Canadian team trials, which determine the Canadian bowlers for the 2015 Pan Am Games.

Planet Bowl chosen as Pan Am Games’ bowling venue

Community Dec 04, 2013 Etobicoke Guardian

An Etobicoke bowling alley will be the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games’ bowling venue.

Planet Bowl hosts 48 top women’s and men’s bowlers from 20 countries in the Americas and Caribbean going for gold in singles and doubles competition.

Known as the Pan Am Bowling Centre during the Games, the 5555 Eglinton Ave. W. alley is part of the Etobicoke cluster for the Games with aquatics training and BMX competitions nearby.

“Elite bowling is an amazing sport to watch,” Ian Troop, chief executive officer of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015), said in a statement.

“Almost everyone has tried bowling and knows how hard it is to get that elusive strike. These athletes make it look easy. It will be a great community atmosphere as we cheer them on to victory in 2015.”

John Chapman, manager of Planet Bowl and a senior member of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA), added: “We’re incredibly excited to host the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am bowling tournament. This is a wonderful opportunity for our facility to host an international competition and to join together in the community celebration when the Games come to Toronto and Canada in the summer of 2015.”

Tenpin bowling was introduced as a demonstration sport at the 1983 Pan Am Games. It was first contested as part of the official sport program in 1991. It is one of eight non-Olympic sports contested at the Games, TO2015 reported.

Canadian bowlers who have struck Pan Am gold include: Bill Rowe (men’s singles) 1995; Catharine Willis (women’s singles) 1995; and Sandy Lowe, Anne Saasto, Debbie Ship and Catharine Willis (women’s team) 1995.

Planet Bowl’s 48 lanes meet the standards set by the International Federation of Bowlers (FIQ) and the Pan American Bowling Confederation (PABCON), which oversees national federations in the region.

Previously, the alley hosted the Ontario final World Cup trials, 2007 Canadian national finals of the Bowling World Cup and 2006 Canadian team trials. In May 2014, it will be hosting the 2014 Canadian team trials, which determine the Canadian bowlers for the 2015 Pan Am Games.